News before scores

And there’s so very much news today……….

College conference news:

Freshmen are making an impact in the Pac 12.

In the Big 12, the home court is where the wins are.

College team news:

No Boyette, no problem for Texas, with Kelsey Lang.

The Lady Vols are surging after getting off to a sluggish start.

Cal is off to a historic start.

Notre Dame finally returns to their home court tomorrow.

Kentucky is bruised but not broken heading into tomorrow’s game against Missouri.

Gonzaga is searching for their identity after a slow start to WCC season.

It’s one big win after another for NC State.

North Texas is showing progress at a key time.

At UConn it’s about the process and not winning streaks.

College player news:

The NCAA’s starting five for the week: Allison Arens, South Dakota; Monique Billings, UCLA; Ciara Gregory, Charlotte; Ty Petty, Middle Tennessee; Miah Spencer, NC State.

Northwestern’s Nia Coffey continues her barrage on the boards.

Iowa coach Lisa Bluder says Megan Gustafson might be the hardest worker she’s ever coached.

Big Ten season has forced the Purdue freshmen to grow up.

Erin Boley is eyeing more boards for Notre Dame.

Back court injuries means Creighton needs more scoring from senior Lauren Works.

Nebraska’s Jessica Shepard is leading and wanting more.

Mekayla Isaak has returned to practice for Montana.

Kendra Van Leeuwen brings her Canadian accent and consistency to Wisconsin’s back court.

After injury, Boston University’s Nia Irving returned in style.

Natalie Butler is playing a limited but vital role for UConn. TeammateKia Nurse is raising her game after an inconsistent start.

College coach news:

Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman once feared he’d be fired.

Dennis Wolff is happy in his ODU job, and for Virginia Tech’s success.

WNBA team news:

The Stars hope to build from within under new coach Vickie Johnson.

WNBA player news:

Dream forward Angel McCoughtry will miss at least part of the 2017 season to rest.

Sydney is a happy hunting ground for American Asia Taylor.

Kayla McBride: the way back.

Skylar Diggins and Danica Patrick have got into an accidental recipe battle.

Lisa Leslie will be on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”